Louth Indoor Bowls: Highgate retain control of triples league

Paul and Rachael Stanley with Malcolm Pearce won Alford Bowls Clubs triples tournament. EMN-170626-153639002
Paul and Rachael Stanley with Malcolm Pearce won Alford Bowls Clubs triples tournament. EMN-170626-153639002
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Two more comfortable wins consolidated Highgate Wanderers’ place at the top of the Morning Triples League at Louth Indoor Bowls Club.

They submerged Puffins 29-4 and sailed past Matelots 29-7 to open up a five-point lead.

The Jays hopped into second place thanks to victory over previous incumbents Yorkies 16-8 and a simple 22-5 win over Two Plus One.

Yorkies remained in touch by beating Matelots 16-8 to go seven points clear of fourth-placed Mudlarks.

* In Group A of the Australian Pairs, Bernice Culham and Terry Cornwall were beaten for the first time, 16-11, in a tough tussle against Paul Smith and Mike Norton who cut the gap to the leaders to three points.

Dave Warren and Barrie Scott are a point further back in third after they won 19-6 against Pete and Gill Fletcher.

There were no problems in Group B for John Williams and Paul Hayman as they maintained maximum points after a 22-8 win over Chas Dewar and Yvonne Cooper.

They retained their four-point advantage over Fred Bradley and Colin Matthews who beat Wendy Fernie and Richard Tyrell 21-12.

* There was a defeat for Evening Pairs leaders Russ Dent and Deb Castle as they were beaten 18-14 by Terry Cornwall and Barrie Scott.

Their lead is down to one point after Simon Reeson and Pete Neve beat Tony Powell and Jacqui Austin 21-9.

* Family trio Paul and Rachael Stanley with Malcolm Pearce (pictured) won all four of their games to win Alford Bowls Club’s triples tournament.